As the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Youth Clubs League is set to kick-off, over 100 coaches including 40(2 per club) of the 20 NPFL Youth Clubs converged in Abuja for a weekend of coaching clinic with Resource personnel from the Spanish LaLiga. Over 60 coaches from the Nationwide League One, also participated in this clinic that was run by two LaLiga trainers, Oscar Pruzon and David Aznar.
FC Ifeanyi Ubah was represented by U-15 Coaches Sunny Pekus and James Okoroji, as participants in this wonderful program designed to upgrade the coaching skills of youth gaffers all over the country. The duo confirmed that they now are well equipped with all the necessary tactics they need to help them perform well during the upcoming U-15 League Championship.
The U-15 coaches who spoke exclusively to FC Ifeanyi Ubah Media, on their exposure to several tactical and physical training specifically designed to help U-15 players develop and improve their career.
Coaches Pekus and Okoroji
They however expressed optimism, towards the practical implementation of the technical knowhow, skills and knowledge acquired during the weekend long program and when applied in training will help to redirect the players approach to football.
Coaches Pekus and Okoroji commended the Chairman of FC Ifeanyi Ubah Mr. Chukwuma Ubah for giving them the opportunity to handle the U-15 team and also the privilege to be participants of this coaching course which according to them is highly rewarding.
A highly elated Chairman of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, Mr. Chukwuma Ubah received the duo in his office at the Club House, located at 21 Nnobi Road, Nnewi. He expressed gratitude towards the League Management Company LMC for organising this practical educative course for young coaches in the country. Adding that such vital program on a spontaneous sustenance remains a fulcrum to development of football at the grassroot level in Nigeria.
The Nnewi born Soccer Administrator, encouraged the two coaches to judiciously implent, the knowledge which they acquired in fashioning these crude talents of the team, to be physically fit and mentally ready as they prepare for the U-15 League championship soon to kick start.
The ever cool but goal getting Chairman, added that he strongly believes, FC Ifeanyi Ubah’s U-15 team will do extremely wel at the league championship and maintained that he will work together with these coaches, towards ensuring the team emerged as maiden champions of the country at this category.
The coaches were presented with certificate of participation, which they showed it to the Mr Ubah as an appreciative gesture for an opportunity to be called worthy Ambassadors of Anambra Warriors.
It is part of the League Management Company’s (LMC) long term strategy to develop a supply chain of trained players for the league.